House minority leader John Boehner said he did not join the congressional Tea Party Caucus, but defended members of the 'tea party,' when asked about it at a Monitor lunch for reporters.
Asked about Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele’s comment that Afghanistan is 'a war of Obama’s choosing,' Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin responded with mock praise.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin says he has no objection, in principle, to the Pentagon’s current survey of active and reserve personnel about the potential repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy toward gays.
FreedomWorks co-chairman Dick Armey discussed President Obama's handling of the BP oil spill crisis at a June 16 Monitor lunch.
US Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue discussed efforts in Congress to raise the liability cap on BP for its role in the Gulf oil spill at a May 28 Monitor Breakfast.
Ratings by the Muslim world for Obama and America went down in this year’s Pew Global Attitudes survey.
At a Monitor Breakfast for reporters Thursday, Pew Research Center president Andrew Kohut, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and former senator John Danforth discussed a new report from the Pew Global Attitudes Project.
At a Monitor lunch for reporters Wednesday, tea party leader Dick Armey said Obama's actions on the BP oil spill run afoul of the Constitution.
Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and coauthor of a major climate and energy bill, discussed the chances of the bill clearing Congress this year at a May 26 Monitor Breakfast.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen discussed House Democrats' strategy for the 2010 election at a May 24 Monitor Breakfast.
Congress is considering raising a corporate liability cap from $75 million to $10 billion. Thomas Donohue, president of the US Chamber of Commerce, says that's 'changing the rules in the middle of the game.'
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the Republican chief deputy whip, says the president is in political danger because of his response to the Gulf oil spill.
The Gulf oil spill may well derail energy and climate legislation this year, acknowledged Sen. John Kerry on Wednesday. But it won't halt offshore oil drilling in the Gulf, given America's reliance on that resource, he said.
Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine discussed the DNC's strategy for the 2010 election at an April 28 Monitor Lunch.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, says Republicans have a more engaged voting base, thanks to the 'tea parties.' But the GOP's shift to the right could hurt it in the general election, he says.
Though data show the economy is on the mend, voters' perception ahead of the 2010 elections is that it is still struggling, says Rep. Chris Van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The GOP Senate campaign chief answered questions at an April 29 Monitor Breakfast in Washington about upcoming 2010 Senate races.
The Housing and Urban Development Secretary answered questions at a May 18 Monitor Breakfast about his plan to reallocate up to $1 billion in additional funds to stabilize those neighborhoods that were the hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis.
With housing starts rising in April, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan says his department will reallocate up to $1 billion to help areas where the housing industry has not recovered.
With Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist expected to announce an independent run for Senate, Republican leaders say they will do their best to starve him of campaign funds.